Setting up Windows 8 Consumer Preview with VirtualBox (Gallery)

Setting up Windows 8 Consumer Preview with VirtualBox (Gallery)

Summary: The best way to try out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview beta is with Oracle's VirtualBox virtualization program. Here's how to do it step-by-step.


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  • Unless you plan on using your virtual Windows 8 machine with about VM program, it's best to just stick with the VirtualBox Disk Image for your virtual hard drive.

  • Personally I prefer to use dynamically allocated virtual drives—just in case I start using a VM instance a lot and it expands beyond its original 20GBs of designated space.

  • Once you're done with your RAM and disk settings, VirtualBox gives you a chance to go over your final settings before committing to them.

Topics: Windows, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Virtualization

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  • Windows 8 consumer preview installed easily on VirtualBox

    The instructions worked well. Thanks heaps:)